L'Eclat de Schiste

A.O.C. : Côtes du Roussillon Villages

Varieties : Grenache noir, Syrah, Mourvèdre

Planting : Syrah (1986), Mourvèdre (1993), Grenache noir (1978)

Yield : Between 20 and 25 hectolitres/hectare

Altitude : Between 250 and 350 m

Aspect : Southeast facing land

Soil : Sandy-clay soil developed over black schist, shiny schist and gneiss from the Agly mountains

District : Vines located near Força Real

Vinification : Wine made from selected plots of grapes. These plots are stripped of green bunches of grapes some time before harvesting in order to voluntarily reduce the yield to between 15 and 20 hectolitres/hectare. The different varieties which go into the wine are hand sorted, destalked and crushed and undergo a long traditional thermo-regulated maceration in separate tanks.

Ageing : Ageing in stainless steel tanks, followed by maturing in our cellars
Tasting : Garnet colour with purplish highlights, on the nose there are pronounced notes of black olives, blackcurrant, «garrigue» scrub, and is slightly spicy. Delicious on the palate, with supple, coated tannins followed by good length.

Serving : 16 to 18°C

Storage : between 3 and 8 years

Accompaniments : Enjoy with red meats in a sauce, small game and various kinds of cheese.

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